• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 224.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 960.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon N2 advantages over Canon SX740 HS

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Lighter weight
    201g vs 299g
    Lighter weight
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon SX740 HS advantages over Canon N2

  • Less expensive
    $399 vs $749
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • More telephoto lens reach
    960 mm vs 224 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 265 vs 200 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Newer
    2 years vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 461k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 2.7 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/3200 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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The Competition

Compared to Nikon S800c

Canon N2
Nikon S800c
  • $749
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in GPS
Canon SX740 HS
Nikon S800c
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Samsung WB50F

Canon N2
Samsung WB50F
  • $749
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $290
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon SX740 HS
Samsung WB50F
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $290
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Thinner

Compared to Samsung WB35F

Canon N2
Samsung WB35F
  • $749
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Canon SX740 HS
Samsung WB35F
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Thinner

Compared to Canon SX730 HS

Canon N2
Canon SX730 HS
  • $749
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Lighter weight
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Canon SX740 HS
Canon SX730 HS
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Longer video battery life
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • NFC

Compared to Panasonic ZS80

Canon N2
Panasonic ZS80
  • $749
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lighter weight
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Canon SX740 HS
Panasonic ZS80
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
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